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5 Advantages of Being a Food Entrepreneur

The life of an entrepreneur has plenty of advantages over having a regular office corporate job. Whatever the industry you’ve dedicated yourself to, being your boss can undoubtedly benefit your life. When it comes to the Food industry, it’s attractive because there are so many possible paths to take on the way to building a […]

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How Technology Changed Sales: Getting the Prospects to Say Yes

New technologies are changing the game of selling to prospects, even though the basics remain the same. What’s been most influenced by technology is the speed of the entire process and the availability of prospect information. However, a salesperson still needs to be smart, insightful, and most of all persistent, if they want to close […]

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Retail & Grocery: Amazon.com, Inc.

In only 24 years, Amazon.com Inc. has evolved from a little online bookstore to the most extensive digital retailer in the world. Generating $177.9 billion in net sales from its over 300 million users in 2017, it is a giant in many markets, including retail and groceries. As the company remains true to its four […]

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Creating North America’s Premier Food Wholesaler

  In June 2018, United Natural Foods (UNFI) and Supervalu decided to uproot North America’s wholesale distribution by combining their efforts to create a premier wholesale distributor. UNFI is the largest distributor of natural organic products in the United States and Canada, while Supervalu is the largest publicly traded wholesaler in the U.S. Their joint […]

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The Current State of the Specialty Food Industry in 2018

  Specialty foods are unique and highly valuable food items. Typically, this type of food is produced from small amounts of high-quality ingredients, which is the reason behind their above-average price tag, but also their overall quality and health benefits. In 2018, The Specialty Food Association released a two-year study titled The State of the […]

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Why User-Generated Content is What Consumers Crave

Beverage Marketing: Why User-Generated Content is What Consumers Crave Fans create brands. And when it comes to brand marketing, there is nothing stronger than peer-to-peer promotion. Brand ambassadors and fans motivate other people to choose and use your products and services, like your beverages. In marketing, this is called user-generated content (UGC), and it’s what […]

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How the Trump Tariffs Are Set to Drive Food and Beverage Prices Higher

Imposed Tariffs Under Trump Like any tariff, the Trump Tariffs are a collective series of government-issued duties on imported goods. In 2018, President Donald Trump imposed the first tariffs in January.  In turn, affected the import of solar panels and washing machines into the US. Later, in June another series increased the tariffs of imported […]

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5 Ways Your Beverage Business Can Maximize Influencer Marketing

Beverage Business Marketing An influential voice has the power to get people to listen, change their opinion and impact their decision. Therefore, influential people can resonate with their audience to benefit brands in any industry, even the beverage business. And as one of the latest trends in marketing, beverage companies can use influencer promotion to […]

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Help Make A Difference In Medellin

City of Change Medellin Colombia used to be known as the murder capital of the world.  Also was considered the drug cartel capital as well.  Nowadays, that has all changed.  I was lucky enough, or at the time didn’t think I was lucky,  to travel to this city years ago when all I heard about […]

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The Changing Nature of the Natural Food Industry

What We Can Learn from UNFI, Whole Foods, and the Brokerage Landscape The natural food industry is experiencing substantial growth while undergoing disruptive change across the supply-chain. The market for natural, organic, and specialty foods has seen an incremental increase over the past few years, as independent and chain retailers continue to respond to consumer […]

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